Oscar J. Bailey, 83, of Danville, husband of Nancy Darnell Bailey, died Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, at his home.
He was born June 6, 1937, in Harrodsburg, to the late Henry Kyle and the late Hazel Lee (Wilham) Bailey.
He served in the United States Army, was a faithful member of Grace Baptist Church of Danville and was a hardworking, successful, lifelong farmer.
Survivors, besides his beloved wife, Nancy, include: one brother, Lee Kyle Bailey; one son, O.J. (Dawn) Bailey Jr.; two daughters, Carla Henson and Mona (Mike) Parker; seven grandchildren, Joni (Rob) Bodner, Casey (Jillian) Henson, Bo (Sarah) Reed, Cody (Rachel) Henson, Breanna (Jonathan) Milburn, Brooklyn Bailey and Olivia Bailey; eight great-grandchildren, Emma, Andrea and Hannah Vaught, Lilly Bailey, Leela and AnnaBeth Reed, Hazel Henson and Grayson Milburn.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Kim Bailey, and one sister, Andrea Best.
Pallbearers were David Best, John Best, Casey Henson, Billy McCormack, Robbie Mattingly and Bo Reed.
Honorary pallbearers were Johnnie Bailey, Kyle Bailey, Rex Bartley, Tony Best, Bill Brock, Lindsay Campbell, Robert Carmicle, Andy Chirigotis, Buddy Daugherty, J.L. Devine, Roger Durham, Bryan Horn, Mikey Middleton, Tom Nolan, Don Ranari and Hubert Turpin.
Private funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Cody Henson and Mark Henson officiating. Burial was in the Lower Salt River Cemetery.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Heritage Hospice, 120 Enterprise Dr, Danville, KY 40422 or Grace Baptist Church of Danville, KY, 2734 Old Stanford Rd, Danville, KY 40422.